Video: Ibis Tranny carbon hardtail

Exclusive look from Sea Otter Classic

BikeRadar met Ibis Cycles’ founder Scot Nicol at the Sea Otter Classic to learn more about the Tranny, the Santa Cruz company’s much-anticipated carbon hardtail. 

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The Tranny’s unique ‘Slot Machine’ construction results in an easily adjustable chainstay to provide easy geared/singlespeed conversions as well as convenient packing in an airline-regulation travel case.

Recent additions include removable housing stops for an ultra-clean look plus a singlespeed-specific rear dropout that swaps the standard derailleur hanger for – you guessed it – a bottle opener.

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Claimed frame weight is about 1,350g (2.97lb) and retail cost is a surprisingly reasonable US$1,399.99. Bikes and frames are available from Ibis dealers.

Ibis tranny carbon hardtail